Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “beset”

beset

verb [T]  /bɪˈset/ (past tense beset, present participle besetting) us  
hurt or troubled by something bad: Many problems have beset the team in recent months.
(Definition of beset from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of beset?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Enclosing, surrounding and immersing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Including and excluding topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “beset” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More